Jury Service

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Jury service is an important civic and community duty. Through service on a jury, a citizen has a direct hand in the administration of justice. The court greatly appreciates citizens who participate in this service. 


  • To serve as a juror, the following qualifications must be met:
  • At least 18 years of age. 
  • A citizen of the United States; 
  • A resident of this state and of the county in which I am to serve as a juror; 
  • Qualified to serve under the Constitution and laws to vote in this county. (Note: You do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified to vote) 
  • Of sound mind and good moral character. 
  • Able to read and write. 
  • Have not served as a juror for six days during the preceding three months in the county court or during the preceding six months in the district court.
  • Have not been convicted of theft or any felony. 
  • Not under indictment or other legal accusation of a misdemeanor theft, felony theft or any other felony charge. 
  • A resident of the City of Richmond for which the court is established.


To claim an exemption from jury service, complete the jury service response form and return to the court.

Texas Uniform Jury Handbook [PDF] - Download